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 paradigm paradigm

noun

  • () systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word  ( paradigm )
    systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word
  • () a standard or typical example  ( epitome, paradigm, image, prototype )
    a standard or typical example
     he is the prototype of good breeding
    he is the prototype of good breeding
     he provided America with an image of the good father
    he provided America with an image of the good father
  • the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time  ( paradigm )
    the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time
     he framed the problem within the psychoanalytic paradigm
    he framed the problem within the psychoanalytic paradigm
  • the class of all items that can be substituted into the same position (or slot) in a grammatical sentence (are in paradigmatic relation with one another)  ( paradigm, substitution class )
    the class of all items that can be substituted into the same position (or slot) in a grammatical sentence (are in paradigmatic relation with one another)